Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R full-frame cameras.

To see the difference between Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R cameras we have put together Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R specs comparison table below.

Sony A7RII featuring the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 42.4 megapixels with 4K video recording. The new Sony A7RII boasts high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original α7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.

50MP Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DS R DSLR cameras features dual DIGIC 6 processors, a 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points and a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with 252 zones. The EOS 5DS and 5DS R are capable of 1080/30p HD video recording and offer dual SD/CF card slots.

Specifications Comparison of Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R full-frame cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Sony a7RII Canon 5Ds / 5Ds R
Sensor Resolution 42.4 MP 50.6 MP
Sensor Size 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Type Full Frame Full Frame
AA Filter No 5Ds: Yes/5Ds R: No
Image Size 7952 x 5304 8688 x 5792
Image Processor Bionz X Dual DIGIC 6
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage %100 %100
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x 0.71x
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 FPS 5 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-6,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 102,400 ISO 12,800
Autofocus System 399 points 61 points
Video Output MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S H.264
Video Maximum Resolution 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
LCD Size 3″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots 1,040,000 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes Yes
Timelapse recording (available via app) Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes No
Built-in Flash No No
Battery NP-FW50 LP-E6
Battery Life 290 shots (CIPA) 700 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 2.0 3.0
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Weight 625g 930g
List Price $3,200 $3,700

The 42.4 MP sensor combines gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor’s glass seal to dramatically improve light collection efficiency, resulting in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide dynamic range. This allows the camera to shoot at an ISO range of 100 to 25600 that is expandable to ISO 50 to 1024002.

Sony A7RII Mirrorless Camera Price

The Sony α7R II full-frame interchangeable lens camera is available for a price tag about $3200.

Buy Sony A7RII Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Sony A7RII Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera $3,200.00 Amazon | Adorama

See how we covered the Sony A7RII mirrorless camera after its officially announced.

Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R Price

50MP Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R
Canon EOS 5DS Body Only $3,699.00 Amazon | Adorama
Canon EOS 5DS R Body Only $3,899.00 Amazon | Adorama

  • Lofote

    “Timelapse recording” should be “(available via app for extra costs)”, not “no” for A7R-II.

    • dcnadmin

      Thx, updated 🙂